When you mention restriction, are you referring to the enabling Moderation in Settings > Job Submission?
If this is the case, you will still get an email whenever a job is submitted. It will say something along the lines of:
A new job listing has been submitted to My WordPress Site. It is awaiting approval by an administrator in WordPress admin.
What does the email that you received say?
– The moderation setting is enabled, but the email says, “The job is published and can be viewed by the public”. But in fact, the job is not published, because of the moderation setting.
We have established are very strong security, with fail2ban connected to cloudflare via API, inclusive WAF firewall and until know there is no further issue. May other have not the knowledge to establish such a security, so may you have look in your code!
Was this a one-time occurrence or do you get the same “The job is published and can be viewed by the public” email for every pending job?
No! For the legal JOB SUBMISSIONS, I receive the email as mention previously:
“A new job listing has been submitted to My WordPress Site. It is awaiting approval by an administrator in WordPress admin.”
Thank you for your continued patience, and I’m sorry for the late reply.
It’s a bit hard for us to understand how exactly some people are exploiting job submission by an admin account. Do you mean they hacked your admin account? Are they simply sending users an email that says that the job is published and they are trying to trick users?
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Based on what you’ve told us, the regular job submission settings seem to be working as expected, and the job is not published, so we do not have any plans to make any changes yet.
I hope that helps! Let us know if you have any other questions.
It has been more than one week since we have heard from you, so I’m marking this topic as resolved.
But if you have any further questions or need some more help, you’re welcome to reply here or open another thread.